So, I just got home from my first official day of training with Team In Training. Last year when I participated in this program, I wasn’t able to make any of the training sessions because I didn’t have childcare, and Todd works every single Saturday, so I always had the kids. I managed to get this Saturday off so that I could go today and I hope to be able to attend as many trainings as possible. Even though I don’t know anybody yet, it is still good to go and be a part of the group. I had to get up at 6 (s-i-x) this morning, and I was still a little late because my GPS is only slightly better at directions than I am, and the park was a good 45 minutes from my house. (Can I tell you how many times my GPS has gotten me lost? It’s ridiculous.)
We ran for 30 minutes, stretched, and then most of the group went on to a shoe clinic at the local running store. I just got new running shoes, so I skipped that part and hit the road. As far as the workout.. yeah, I am not in good shape right now. Perhaps it is because I haven’t really run since… well, let’s not talk about that. It’s ok though because there are people of all levels involved in TNT so I am not alone, and I have plenty of time to train. Last year I walked a good portion of the helf-marathon, so this year my goal is to run the entire thing. I don’t care how fast or slow I go, as long as I keep running.
As far as fundraising, I am doing pretty well with procuring prizes for my Blog For A Cure fundraiser, which will be Sept 13th-17th. I have some really cool stuff to give away so farm and getting new prizes every day!
We had our friends, C & J over yesterday for a playdate. They are six months older than our kids, and the sweetest little guys. It took a good hour before our kids actually played together, but once they did it was hysterical. Lily was chasing J around the house, giggling the whole time, and Ben was hanging on to the back of the tricycle, dragging himself along the ground as C pedaled. It was quite humorous.
On the potty-training front… eh, we’re doing ok I guess. Lily still won’t go #2 on the potty, but she is great with peeing. I am not sure if I should put her back in a diaper between 11-2, which is when she usually has an accident, or just keep letting her have accidents until she learns to go on the potty. I try to sit her on the potty as much as possible during that time, but she doesn’t like to sit for long.
The boys are still doing pretty well, except Cameron had a couple accidents yesterday during the playdate. I think he and I were both preoccupied and not as diligent about making sure that he got to the potty every30-40 minutes, and he just isn’t that good at holding it yet. Overall, it’s ok. I am looking into selling our cloth diaper stash right now. BumGenius 3.0, is anybody’s interested.
Here’s a good aspect of potty training… they spend so much time in the bathroom, I figured I would get something out of it. Ben thought scrubbing the toilet was great fun. Actually, he did that all on his own, I swear.
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